New Learning Center in the Hall of Justice
SF Adult Probation Department, SF District Attorney’s Office, and the Five Keys Charter School have launched a Learning Center in the Hall of Justice to provide an opportunity for SF adult probationers to earn academic credit toward a high school diploma or GED, while earning community service credits. Interested probationers should contact his/her probation officer and ask to be referred, or call (415) 553-1924. For a brochure to copy and distribute, see here.
Mayor’s Community Support Fund (Support Fund)
SF Department of Children Youth and Families
Due by 5:00pm Monday November 29th
The Support Fund disburses the funds collected by San Francisco’s Community Courts to support neighborhood beautification, restoration, and public safety projects, including grassroots projects. Funds must be used for specific program purposes. Guidelines are listed in the Request for Proposal (RFP) which is available at http://www.dcyf.org or may be picked up 9:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday, at DCYF, 1390 Market Street, Suite 900. For more information, please contact Tara Regan Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011-2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Tax Increment Funding
SF Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH)
Due by 5:00pm Monday, December 20th
The Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) is pleased to announce the availability of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2011-2012 programs under two funding sources: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) tax increment funding for homeownership counseling. Please note that for the CDBG program, the program areas that are included in this RFP are Capital Projects, Housing Development Grants, Planning and Capacity Building, non-workforce development Public Services and Public Space Improvements. The RFP is available at http://www.sf-moh.org. Alternative formats for persons with disabilities will be available upon request to MOH’s ADA Coordinator, Eugene Flannery at 701-5598.
Frank Williams is the director of the Senior Ex-Offender Program, and spoken word artist. “Street Life” is a new spoken word piece that was set to music by Pablo Rosales. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry7GOfwNQ0s[/youtube]
A two-DVD set of the San Francisco Public Defender’s 2010 Justice Summit that was held in May 2010 will be available soon. The annual summit held this year was a lively forum dedicated to exposing and preventing routine injustice. Hosted by Public Defender Jeff Adachi, the day featured discussions with experts on wrongful conviction and prosecutorial misconduct, best-selling authors, law professors, reporters and celebrity attorneys. To order a free copy, please contact Public Defender Communication and Policy Assistant Tamara Aparton at email@example.com.
Bay Area Coalition for Employment Development and California Pacific Medical Center.
Breakout session topics include reentry, youth and disability employment, social networking, green jobs, sector academies, and labor market trends. For more information about sponsorship or participation, please contact Jackie Conrad at (415) 749-3235 or visit http://www.workdevsummit.org.
The Art of Moving Beyond Survival: Healing Homelessness, Poverty, and Domestic Violence
GLIDE & Wells Fargo Women’s Center
October 21st through November 4th
Featured works on exhibit in the Creative Space at Glide. Through photography, writings, and audio recordings, women who have intimately known and survived these conditions reveal the living truth. Donations are welcome. To host this exhibit at your organization or institution, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reentry Council is developing a Report on Reentry in San Francisco, and wants your input as soon as possible, and no later than Monday, November 15th. Over the past year, over 90 individuals have been working across 5 subcommittees to develop the report. The Draft Report is available here. Please review the report, and provide staff with comments, corrections, or questions via email at email@example.com or via FAX at (415) 553-9646. The Reentry Council will be considering a revised draft of this report at their December 7th meeting, for discussion and possible action.
San Francisco is the host city for the 2011 Defendant/Offender Workforce Development (DOWD) Conference on April 18-21, 2011. For more information, see http://www.dowdconference.org.
Conference organizers are calling for workshop proposals. Workshops will be 90 minutes in length, and can include panel discussions or sole presenters. Audience participation is encouraged. Conference topic areas include partnership development, research, skills development, and employment development. For the complete call for proposals, see here. Proposals are due by Tuesday, November 30th. Please consider pulling together a proposal for this national audience.
Reentry Council staff will also be developing a workshop proposal for consideration about San Francisco’s Reentry Council–its history, partners, and responsibilities.